Looking at 5 Eagles who should be untouchable at the NFL trade deadline and beyond

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Even after trading Zach Ertz, the Eagles could still be sellers in the next six days.

Philadelphia GM Howie Roseman has a long history of making trade-deadline moves, acquiring Jay Ajayi, Golden Tate, and Genard Avery over the past four years.

We Philadelphia rebuilding and likely set to be sellers at the trade deadline and at season’s end, we’ve highlighted five players who should be deemed untouchable going forward.

Guys like Jason Kelce (possible retirement), Josh Sweat, and Darius Slay are worthy of making the list as well.

1. LT Jordan Mailata

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Mailata signed a 4 year, $64,000,000 contract with the Eagles, including a $10,000,000 signing bonus, $40,850,000 guaranteed, ensuring that he’s the left tackle of the future.

Mailata is a big, strong, freakish athlete that any coaching staff would want to build around. Mailata, Landon Dickerson, and Jack Driscoll are among the players who should be around to reset the culture moving forward.

2. TE Tyree Jackson

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The trend initially started with guys like Antonio Gates playing basketball before transitioning to tight end, and it’s now sprouted into a situation where athletic former college quarterbacks are switching positions to further their careers.

Trey Burton, Jordan Reed, Blake Bell, and Logan Thomas are among the recent former college quarterbacks who switched positions.

The Eagles really like Jackson and if he can make the transition just as smoothly as Thomas did in Washington, then Philadelphia could have a major steal on their hands.

Standing 6-foot-7 and only 23-years old, Jackson is smooth and fluid as a route-runner, while displaying the same toughness he showed as a quarterback at the University of Buffalo.

3. Brandon Graham

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Out with an Achilles injury, Graham won’t be traded, but he shouldn’t be released this offseason either. Graham should retire as an Eagle, so if 2022 or 2023 is the proper send-off with 7 or 8 sacks, Howie Roseman should make that happen.

4. G/C Landon Dickerson

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A powerful run blocker, Dickerson has had his growing pains at guard, but he was drafted to play center. With Jason Kelce likely to retire at the season’s end, Dickerson should anchor the Eagles offensive line for years to come.

5. WR DeVonta Smith

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Every great NFL offense needs a true No. 1 wide receiver and Philadephia finally has that in DeVonta Smith. The Heisman Trophy winner has 32 catches on 52 targets, for 406-yards and 1 touchdown.

Smith is a smooth route runner, can create separation at the line of scrimmage and has shown the toughness that some critics questioned.

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